The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology: An A - Z Guide to the Myths and Legends of the Ancient World
The myths and legends of the ancient worlds, from Greece, Rome and Egypt to the Norse and Celtic lands, through Persia and India to China and the Far East. A comprehensive A to Z of the classic stories of gods and goddesses, heroes and mythical beasts, wizards and warriors.
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ANU, a great earth goddess and mother of all the heroes, was known as the "
lasting one" and also as Dana, mother of the Tuatha De Danann. In Munster
there are two hills known as the Paps of Anu because they symbolized her
MAHAKALA, or Mahalka, is known in Tibet as Mgon-po. The destructive form of
the god SHIVA, he is one of the DHARMAPALAS of Tibetan Buddhism, and a
YIDAM, a tutelary god of Tibet. He is known LANKA (left) bums as Hanuman, the
During his life, Jimmu-Tenno was known by two names, Toyo-Mike- Nu and
Kamu-Yamato-Iware-Hiko; it was only after his death that he became known as
Jimmu-Tenno. Jimmu-Tenno was said to have acceded to the throne in 660 BC.
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Comprehensive reference guide to world mythology with sections on classical world, norse lands, south and central asia, egypt and west asia, celtic world, east asia. Entries are made in A-Z format within each main section with lots of full colour illustrations and photos. Read full review